Test Drive

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April 9, 2018

Test Drive: International's Driver-Centric LT

International’s new LT highway tractor may look much like the 11-year-old ProStar it replaces, but the resemblance is barely skin deep.

March 14, 2018

Volvo Blends Tech and Tough in New VNX Tractor

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor is a perfect example of the trend to blend cutting edge tech with tough. It’s a truck that leverages all of Volvo’s latest technologies with a robust frame, high-horsepower engines, and 125,000 GCWR. Jack Roberts has first impressions.

March 9, 2018

Focus On... Chanje's All-Electric Class 5 Van [Video]

The V8070 from Chanje is a fully-electric Class 5 van with an advertised 100-mile range well-suited for last mile delivery applications. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the van for a drive around the streets of Brooklyn  in this Focus On video.

February 26, 2018

Video: Focus On... Cummins X12 Diesel Engine

The Cummins X12 is a new 11.8L diesel engine based on the ISG developed for the Asian region but substatially reworked for North America. Equipment Editor Jim Park puts the engine through its paces at the company's Jamestown, N.Y. plant in this Focus On... video.

February 21, 2018

Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely-tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast. Jack Roberts takes it for a test drive.

February 20, 2018

Test Drive: Cummins X12 Diesel Engine Version 2.0

Originally released in China as the ISG, the upcoming Cummins X12 diesel engine has been 90% re-engineered for North America. And it works like a charm.

February 7, 2018

Driving Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport Truck [Video]

Kenworth's latest green initiative is the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT) - a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range. Kenworth plans to increase the range with greater hydrogen storage capacity, but for now it's well suited for drayage work at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Watch our in-depth look at the ZECT here. 

February 6, 2018

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

January 17, 2018

Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a big, nicely setup delivery van that just happens to be electric.

December 28, 2017

10 Most Watched Videos of 2017

2017 was a big year for new equipment with major manufacturers introducing brand new flagship trucks, concept vehicles, and even a few electric vehicles and HDT was there to test drive and report on these trucks with in-depth videos. Here are 10 of the most watched videos from 2017.

December 27, 2017

Quick Spin: HX Series - International's Refined Linebacker

The new International HX Series severe-duty tractor resembles the PayStar it replaces but it has a tough, no-nonsense stance and a quiet and ergonomic interior - much like International's other new trucks, the LT and RH.

December 27, 2017

Test Drive: International's A26 Engine

With the industry’s appetite for smaller-displacement engines on the rise, International’s new A26 is nicely sized, and well positioned to pick up a good chunk of the company’s truckload carrier business.

December 11, 2017

Focus On...Driving the New Volvo VNL [Video]

Senior Editor Jack Roberts and Equipment Editor Jim Park hit the road in a VNL 760 and a VNL 740 to talk about what it's like to drive different versions of Volvo's new flagship truck.

November 30, 2017

Focus On... Volvo VNL Exterior Features [Video]

There’s a new truck in the Volvo VNL lineup for every application. Each model features big gains in aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. In this video Equipment Editor Jim Park examines some of those exterior features that put the VNL at the top of its class.   

November 27, 2017

Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper, writes Jim Park in this Test Drive.

November 9, 2017

Test Drive: There's Much to Like About Volvo's New VNL

There’s much to like about Volvo’s new VNL lineup. Drivers will like the solid handling and comfortable environment, while fleet owners will be happy with the fuel efficiency.

October 5, 2017

Quick Spin: International's Refreshed LoneStar

International has revamped its stand-out LoneStar highway tractor with a perfect blend of modern amenities and Old School style. HDT's Jack Roberts got a sneak peek, and here are his first on-the-road impressions.

September 8, 2017

Test Drive: Volvo’s Not-So-Vanilla VNL

Volvo took everything it has learned about tractor aerodynamics, powertrains and driver comfort and safety over the past 20 years and distilled those lessons into the new Volvo VNL. Find out what Jack Roberts thinks of it after a test drive.

August 29, 2017

Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or tightens steering response based on what the truck is doing and what the driver needs in terms of steering inputs to do it safely.

August 22, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Paccar Automated Transmission

When Paccar introduced its proprietary 40,000-pound on-highway drive axle the company said it was working toward a fully integrated powertrain. It had the MX engine and the drive axle and now it has unveiled the final piece, the Paccar Automated Transmission. Equipment Editor Jim Park checks it out in this Ultimate Test Drive video.

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